Just like The Blonde Salad in Italy and Man Repeller in New York, Russia also has some invaluable fashion wonders to introduce, who do have their influential say in the world of fashion. The number of rising and promising fashion experts and It girls in Russia is quite significant, and this fact surely requires certain consideration and attention. Thus, here are some of the most prominent Russian It girls, with the basic insights into their preferences and tastes in general.
Vika is a talented designer born and raised in Moscow. Her designs are very curious and spectacular with some unexpected solutions and finishes at times. They include both designing the actual pieces and combining them. Thus, one of the most popular images of Vika is the pair of a cute and minimalistic cocktail dress with Nike sneakers and a cap. This philosophy is reflected in her works, too, which are inspired by some colorful doodles, Icelandic scenery, and surreal motives. Dries Van Noten, Stefano Pilati, Stella McCartney are listed among her favorite designers.
Femininity and chic? She has it all! Anya Ziourova is one of the most successful and elegant personalities among the fashion “oligarchs” of Russia. As she states, her personal style is the one being understated and chic. And this is absolutely true about her. This St-Petersburg born fashion know-it-all is a real embodiment of all the elegant drives a woman’s look might have. She is a successful fashion director at Tatler Russia, and a creative fashion consultant for Allure Russia. Balenciaga, Céline, Balmain, Anthony Vacarello are her fave fashion giants.
The boho chic stops here. The huge proportions of retro glamor found in the works of this talented designer are, indeed, spectacular and eye-catching. She was born in Kazakhstan, in a small town called Ust’-Kamenogorsk. She has a small daughter Vasilissa, and she currently lives in Moscow city with her family. She took the couture fashion week organized in Paris by storm, bringing her dreamy, fairy-tale inspired pieces that do differ from all the others. Ulyana’s fashion inspirations are numerous, including Christian Dior, Azzedine Alaia, Dolce & Gabbana, Giambattista Valli, Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and many others. The constantly changing designs, always involving some femininity and eccentric accessories at times are what best describe her charming style.
Luxuriously beauty Elena Primova is the next famous Russian It girl in our list. She is popular with constant shifts of styles, from ultra-feminine little black dresses, involving such details as meticulous lace, to geometric prints for sweatshirts and other tops, at times also followed with some oversized designs and cropped pieces, and that’s what can be said about her personal approach towards stylish looks. She is frequently seen attending various fashion events and shows, too.
Here comes the Russian cutie pie! Miroslava Duma’s wardrobe is an assortment of every style and trend, from retro to grunge and ultra-classic. As she puts it, the main descriptive thing about her is the experiment. She’s in constant search of fresh and innovative options, from the classiest to the craziest styles possible. She is a fashion journalist, the Editor-at-Large for POP magazine and the founder of Büro 24/7, which is an incessantly updated blog about just everything happening around the world. She lists Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Vika Gazinskaya, Ulyana Sergeenko, Marni, Ostwald Helgason, and Chloe among her mostly revered and admired designers. Talking about her fashion idols, she reveals the names of Tilda Swinton, Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Chloe Sevigny, and others.
Sofi is the embodiment of the image of a pretty and tasteful gorgeous lady. She was born in Novocherkassk, in the Rostov region of Russia. She is a blogger, model, stylist, personal shopper, and TV host, and is becoming more and more popular in the world of fashion as one of the newly emerging Russian It girls. Recently she was noticed attending the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia, and it’s quite interesting to have a look at what her personal style is made of. Sophie’s Avenue is her personal blog, where her followers have the chance to follow the constant stylish updates from this Russian beauty. What defines her style is the philosophy of breaking stereotypes and rules. She likes experimenting with such combos, which are even not expected to work well with each other. Talking about her inspirations, she mentions Carrie from ‘Sex and the City’, Audrey [Hepburn] in Givenchy from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Leandra Medine, the Olsens, and Alexa Chung. Among the favorite Russian designers, she points out Viva Vox, Bohema, Lublu by Kira Plastinina, and Nina Donis.
The creator of the popular “Oh My Blog” Anna Brain is the next gifted fashion expert of Russia. She was born and raised in Moscow and is now a fashion journalist and blogger, and she also writes songs for the Russian stars, and works as a photographer, too. The idea of creating a personal fashion blog was a result of Anna’s friends’ insistences and persuasions. Anna’s style cannot be defied with one single drive or principle. As she states, it is simply about looking good. The recent shows of Acne, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Christian Dior are the most memorable ones for her. The only thing she would exclude from her wardrobe is the denim miniskirt. The experiments are what she welcomes with the rest of garments.
So here was the list of the most popular and prospective Russian smarty pants of fashion, always there to provide you with their own creative and resourceful suggestions for nice and attractive looks of yours!
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